Maruti S-Cross is the only diesel-powered car in the carmaker's stable, but it will soon get the same BSVI-compliant engine as the 2020 Maruti Brezza facelift.
Maruti Suzuki is the first carmaker in India who started upgrading most of its vehicles as per the BSVI emission standards much before the deadline. Right now, the carmaker offers a dozen cars in India, that are alraedy BSVI compliant. In fact, the Indian carmaker has already retailed around 5 lakh BSVI vehicles in the country and has started introducing S-CNG variants of some of its models. The strict emission norms will come into action by 1st April 2020 and before that, the carmaker has to discontinue its 1.3-litre DDiS diesel mill, which Maruti had sourced from Fiat. With the Maruti Vitara Brezza finally getting a petrol engine, the Maruti S-Cross is now the only car in the company's stable which gets propelled by this oil burner.
Recently, the carmaker revealed the Brezza facelift at Auto Expo 2020, which features subtle cosmetical upgrades on the outside. The biggest upgrade in the Maruti's sub-compact SUV was the addition of a new 1.5-litre K-series four-cylinder SHVS petrol motor. Now, the S-Cross is the only diesel-powered car in the carmaker's stable, but it will soon get the same BSVI compliant petrol engine. The Maruti S-Cross was the first car in company's line-up to be retailed through the Nexa range of premium dealerships. Initially, the crossover was not as successful as its rivals but things improved after it receivied a mid-life update in late 2017. Since then, the carmaker manages to retail around 2,500 units of the crossover every month.
The Maruti S-Cross was the first car in Maruti's line-up, which was retailed through the company's premium Nexa dealership network
The petrol engine for the S-Cross will be shared with the Brezza and it will produce similar power and torque figures. The engine develops 104.7 PS of power at 6,600 rpm and 138 Nm of peak torque at 4,600 rpm. Transmission duties will be done by a 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT units. One can expect the new S-Cross to feature the company's updated SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.